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Check Those Physical Therapy CEU Requirements Off Your End-of-Year To Do List

By: Emily Nichols | Dec 19, 2018
Check Those Physical Therapy CEU Requirements Off Your End-of-Year To Do List

It may be that time of year when your continuing education requirements are about to be due to renew your physical therapy licensure. That means you’re one of two types of people. The first person is the PT who has all of their hours completed and can breathe a sigh of relief. Or the second person is the PT that is scrambling around to get all of their hours in before the deadline hits.

Are you the second person? Well, whew! You came to the right place. (Even if you have all of your hours completed or have plenty of time to do so, this article can still be super beneficial to you!)

Every state has their own requirements for how many CEUs are required, how often they are required, and what types of courses are accepted. There’s even a select few states that don’t require their physical therapists to take continuing education courses at all! But unless you live in Maine, Massachusetts, or South Dakota, it’s probably in your best interest to keep on reading.

Where to Begin


Have you just graduated school and entered into the world where you’re going to have to find your own educational opportunities? Or maybe you’ve been a physical therapist for years and have been stuck in a rut taking the same courses more than once. No matter what level you’re at in this ever-changing industry, it’s always important to continue learning. New treatments and modalities are being discovered, new products released, and more research published. You have to do your best to stay on top of it all!

A good place to start is by diving in deep to your state requirements. Below in the article, we’ve provided you with a quick piece of information on your state’s requirements as well as the option to link out. It will take you to the website of your state’s physical therapy board where you can gather more detailed information! That’s the best place to look to ensure you’re gathering the most current, up-to-date rules for their licensure renewal requirements. Although we can give you a good start, many states have very specific requirements you must follow.

What Are Your Options?


Most of you probably think to complete your CEUs through online or in person courses, and those might even be what you’re used to! With some of the best resources for courses being the APTA, MedBridge, WebPT, Vyne, and even our own Performance Health Academy education section, there’s plenty of options out there for you…so why not use them?!

However, if you’re looking for a few other ideas of ways your state may allow you to fulfill those CEU requirements, take a look at this list:

  • Live Courses
  • Online Courses
  • Review a Journal Article
  • Take a post-graduate college course
  • Be a guest lecturer
  • Volunteer in something physical therapy related
  • Present a Clinical In-service
  • Complete an APTA clinical specialty
  • Evaluate professional PT media

With so many new topics, modalities, treatments, and techniques out there…you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love to learn about that can also benefit you and your practice. No matter which route you choose to take, be sure that it fits within your state’s requirements.

Physical Therapy CEU’s Required by State


Alabama:

10 CEU hours completed yearly by September 30th


Alaska:

24 hours completed every two years by June 30th

(even-numbered years)


Arizona:

20 hours completed every two years by August 31st

(even-numbered years)


Arkansas:

20 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st

(even-numbered years)


California:

30 hours completed every 2 years by last day of license holder’s birth month


Colorado:

30 hours completed every 2 years by October 31st

(even-numbered years)


Connecticut:

20 hours completed yearly by last day of license holder’s birth month


Delaware:

30 hours completed every 2 years by January 31st

(odd-numbered years)


District of Columbia:

40 hours completed every 2 years by January 31st

(odd-numbered years)


Florida:

24 hours completed every 2 years by November 30th

(odd-numbered years)


Georgia:

30 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st

(odd-numbered years)


Hawaii:

30 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st

(even-numbered years)


Idaho:

15 hours completed yearly by last day of license holder’s birth month


Illinois:

40 hours completed every 2 years by September 30th

(even-numbered years)


Indiana:

22 hours completed every 2 years by June 30th

(even-numbered years)


Iowa:

40 hours completed every 2 years by the 15th day of license holder’s birth month


Kansas:

40 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st

(odd-numbered years)


Kentucky:

30 hours completed every 2 years by March 31st

(odd-numbered years)


Louisiana:

30 hours completed every 2 years by March 31st

(odd-numbered years and even-numbered years based on license holder’s birth month)


Maine:

No CEU requirements. License renews on March 31st

(even-numbered years)


Maryland:

30 hours completed every 2 years by March 31st


Massachusetts:

No CEU requirements. License renews on license holder’s birthday


Michigan:

24 hours completed every 2 years by July 31st


Minnesota:

20 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st


Mississippi:

30 hours completed every 2 years by June 30th

Last name: A-L (odd-numbered years)

Last name: M-Z (even-numbered years)


Missouri:

30 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st

(odd-numbered years)


Montana:

30 hours completed every 2 years by April 1st

(odd-numbered years)


Nebraska:

20 hours completed every 2 years by November 1st

(odd-numbered years)


Nevada:

15 hours completed yearly by July 31st


New Hampshire:

24 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st

(even-numbered years)


New Jersey:

30 hours completed every 2 years by January 31st

(even-numbered years)


New Mexico:

30 hours completed every 2 years by January 31st

License ending in odd number: (even-numbered years)

License ending in even number: (odd-numbered years)


New York:

36 hours completed every 3 years by last month of license holder’s birth month


North Carolina:

30 hours completed every 2 years


North Dakota:

25 hours completed every 2 years by January 31st


Ohio:

24 hours completed every 2 years by January 31st


Oklahoma:

40 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st

(

odd-numbered years)


Oregon:

24 hours completed every 2 years by March 31st

(even-numbered years)


Pennsylvania:

30 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st


Rhode Island:

24 hours completed every 2 years by March 31st

(even-numbered years)


South Carolina:

30 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st

(even-numbered years)


South Dakota:

No CEU requirements. License renews on January 1st


Tennessee:

30 hours completed every 2 years by the last day of the month prior to the license holder’s birth month


Texas:

30 hours completed every 2 years by last day of license holder’s birth month


Utah:

40 hours completed every 2 years by May 31st

(odd-numbered years)


Vermont:

24 hours completed every 2 years by September 30th

(

even-numbered years)


Virginia:

30 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st

(even-numbered years)


Washington:

40 hours completed every 2 years by license holder’s birth month


West Virginia:

40 hours completed every 2 years by December 31st


Wisconsin:

30 hours completed every 2 years by February 28th

(odd-numbered years)


Wyoming:

30 hours completed every 2 years by October 1st

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